Nursing Schools in Georgia

There are 73 nursing schools in Georgia. This year, we evaluated 41 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Albany Technical College
Albany, GA
Albany Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$626
NCLEX-RN Pass rate97.2%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate97.9%

Albany Technical College is located in Albany, Georgia. Students who attend this school will be able to choose from more than forty diplomas, twenty-five degrees, and over seventy technical certificates of credit. This school has a wide array of study areas for students to focus on. Students ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • CNA
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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Valdosta, GA
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$2,345
NCLEX-RN Pass rate87.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate86.9%

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is located in Valdosta, Georgia. This school is capable of awarding technical certificates, associate’s degrees, and diplomas. It is part of the Technical College System of Georgia. This school is also fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • CNA
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Chattahoochee Technical College
Marietta, GA
Chattahoochee Technical College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,115
NCLEX-RN Pass rate98.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate98.5%

Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC) is a two-year state technical college that is located in Marietta, Georgia. This school is overseen by the Technical College System of Georgia and it offers students a fantastic opportunity to advance their educations. CTC students are able to earn ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Southeastern Technical College
Vidalia, GA
Southeastern Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,216
NCLEX-RN Pass rate96.3%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate98.7%

Southeastern Technical College (STC) is a technical institute located in Vidalia, Georgia. STC offers a great mix of academic programs and business and industry-focused training courses. Students who attend this technical college will be able to pursue their dreams by getting the best education ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Bainbridge State College
Bainbridge, GA
Bainbridge State College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,262
NCLEX-RN Pass rate83.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate84.7%

Bainbridge State College is located in Bainbridge, Georgia. This was formerly a four-year state college that was part of the University System of Georgia. It was absorbed into the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 2017. The campus of this college is placed on a 173-acre plot of land. It ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Sandersville, GA
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,979
NCLEX-RN Pass rate89.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate93.1%

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) is located in Sandersville, Georgia. OFTC is part of the Technical College System of Georgia. It was established back in 2011 in an effort to provide students in the area with a cost-effective technical college to meet their needs. The school serves the ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Rome, GA
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,774
NCLEX-RN Pass rate80.3%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate78.6%

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is located in Rome, Georgia. This school is an important part of the technical college system in Georgia that is governed by the Technical College System of Georgia. The school was originally established in 1962 and it has undergone many changes ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Lanier Technical College
Oakwood, GA
Lanier Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,325
NCLEX-RN Pass rate97.3%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate92.3%

Lanier Technical College (LTC) is located in Oakwood, Georgia. It is a public technical college, part of the Technical College System of Georgia. LTC is one of the largest technical colleges in the area and it serves over 26,000 students. The school was originally chartered back in 1964 and it ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • CNA
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West Georgia Technical College
Waco, GA
West Georgia Technical College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,943
NCLEX-RN Pass rate88.7%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate80.5%

West Georgia Technical College is located in Waco, Georgia. This college is a part of the Technical College System of Georgia. WGTC can award students technical certificates, diplomas, and associate’s degrees. There are a number of different programs at this college allowing students to ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • CNA
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Savannah Technical College
Savannah, GA
Savannah Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,481
NCLEX-RN Pass rate94.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.4%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Dalton State College
Dalton, GA
Dalton State College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,768
NCLEX-RN Pass rate92.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate91.7%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Ogeechee Technical College
Statesboro, GA
Ogeechee Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,991
NCLEX-RN Pass rate97.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate91.7%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Athens Technical College
Athens, GA
Athens Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,188
NCLEX-RN Pass rate92.2%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate90.7%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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South Georgia Technical College
Americus, GA
South Georgia Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,164
NCLEX-RN Pass rate80.3%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate75.4%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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North Georgia Technical College
Clarkesville, GA
North Georgia Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,489
NCLEX-RN Pass rate96.1%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate89.1%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Clarkston, GA
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,234
NCLEX-RN Pass rate97.5%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate98.1%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Columbus Technical College
Columbus, GA
Columbus Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,907
NCLEX-RN Pass rate90.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate91.2%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN
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Southern Crescent Technical College
Griffin, GA
Southern Crescent Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,160
NCLEX-RN Pass rate89.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate89.6%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Augusta Technical College
Augusta, GA
Augusta Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,100
NCLEX-RN Pass rate86.2%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.2%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Clayton State University
Morrow, GA
Clayton  State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,232

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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College of Coastal Georgia
Brunswick, GA
College of Coastal Georgia
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,014

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Columbus State University
Columbus, GA
Columbus State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,334

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Georgia Southwestern State University
Americus, GA
Georgia Southwestern State University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,585

Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is a public institution in the small town of Americus, Georgia. It is one of the most remote campuses out of the 10-campus University System of Georgia. The city of Americus has a population of just 17,000, while GSW has a student population of 3,000. ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Georgia Gwinnett College
Lawrenceville, GA
Georgia Gwinnett College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,348

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Armstrong State University
Savannah, GA
Armstrong State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,404

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Albany State University
Albany, GA
Albany State University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,809

Albany State University is a public university in Albany and part of the University System of Georgia. Albany is a medium-size city on the Flint River and home to several higher education institutions besides Albany State University. The university is a historically black university (HBCU) and ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA
University of West Georgia
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,351

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
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Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA
Valdosta State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,978

Valdosta State University is a public university and part of the University System of Georgia. The campus is set on 168-acres of land in the center of Valdosta, Georgia. Valdosta is a small city on the southern border of Georgia and is mostly known for the university and the abundance of ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,350

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
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Wesleyan College
Macon, GA
Wesleyan College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$15,237

Wesleyan College is a private, liberal arts women's college located in Macon, Georgia, United States. The Wesleyan College Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 2, 2004. Founded in 1836, Wesleyan is the first college in the world chartered to grant ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern University
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,264

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Piedmont College
Demorest, GA
Piedmont College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,708

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA
Georgia College & State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$20,055

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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LaGrange College
Lagrange, GA
LaGrange College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,916

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Mercer University
Macon, GA
Mercer University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,268

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Shorter University
Rome, GA
Shorter University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,557

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Brenau University
Gainesville, GA
Brenau University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,021

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Emory University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,867

Emory University is a private, non-profit university in Atlanta. The Atlanta location may appeal to students who want access to the city life, including dining, entertainment, and shopping. Emory University has an incredibly low student to faculty ratio. With nine students for every one faculty ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
Berry College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,173

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Truett McConnell University
Cleveland, GA
Truett McConnell University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,257

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Herzing University-Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Herzing University-Atlanta
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,807

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Tifton, GA
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,022

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Coastal Pines Technical College
Waycross, GA
Coastal Pines Technical College
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,823

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Andrew College
Cuthbert, GA
Andrew College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$29,092

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Technical College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$2,882

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Augusta University
Augusta, GA
Augusta University
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,381

Programs offered

  • BSN - closed in 2014
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Central Georgia Technical College
Warner Robins, GA
Central Georgia Technical College
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$2,568

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Darton State College
Albany, GA
Darton State College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
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Fortis College-Smyrna
Smyrna, GA
Fortis College-Smyrna
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,704

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Georgia Health Sciences University
Augusta, GA
Georgia Health Sciences University
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Georgia Highlands College
Rome, GA
Georgia Highlands College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,388

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Georgia Military College
Milledgeville, GA
Georgia Military College
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,659

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Georgia State University-Perimeter College
Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University-Perimeter College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,905

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Gordon State College
Barnesville, GA
Gordon State College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,127

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Gwinnett Technical College
Lawrenceville, GA
Gwinnett Technical College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,862

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
Kennesaw State University
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$17,929

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is a public research university with two main campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, Georgia. These cities are suburbs of Atlanta, giving students close access to one of the largest metro areas in the South. Kennesaw is an interesting city and one of the only places ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
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Middle Georgia College
Cochran, GA
Middle Georgia College
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Middle Georgia Technical College
Warner Robins, GA
Middle Georgia Technical College
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Southern Regional Technical College
Thomasville, GA
Southern Regional Technical College
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$2,275

Programs offered

  • LPN
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University of North Georgia
Dahlonega, GA
University of North Georgia
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,151

Programs offered

  • ADN - closed in 2015
  • Accelerated MSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Okefenokee Technical College
Waycross, GA
Okefenokee Technical College
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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South Georgia State College
Douglas, GA
South Georgia State College
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,522

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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South University-Savannah
Savannah, GA
South University-Savannah
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,716

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Southwest Georgia Technical College
Thomasville, GA
Southwest Georgia Technical College
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Thomas University
Thomasville, GA
Thomas University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,447

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • BSN
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Altierus Career College-Atlanta West
Atlanta, GA
Altierus Career College-Atlanta West
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,797

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Chattahoochee Technical College - North Metro Campus
Acworth, GA
Chattahoochee Technical College - North Metro Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Chattahoochee Technical College - Paulding Campus
Dallas, GA
Chattahoochee Technical College - Paulding Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Dekalb Technical College
Clarkston, GA
Dekalb Technical College

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Southeastern Technical College - Glennville Campus
Glennville, GA
Southeastern Technical College - Glennville Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN
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West Georgia Technical College - Coweta Campus
Newnan, GA
West Georgia Technical College - Coweta Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Coffee County Campus
Douglas, GA
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Coffee County Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Fitzgerald, GA
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Bauder College (Closed in 2016)
LPN ADN
Argosy University-Atlanta (Closed in 2019)
BSN

Georgia's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Georgia's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Georgia Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 75,000 17.427 $32 $66,110
Nurse Anesthetists 1,010 0.234 $70 $145,530
Nurse Midwives 430 0.099 $48 $99,840
Nurse Practitioners 5,200 1.208 $47 $98,660
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 26,040 6.050 $19 $40,330
Nursing Assistants 36,270 8.429 $11 $23,850
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey